Posts tagged "recreational water quality"

, Swim Guide Editor
Posted: July 23, 2020 at 11:48 am

People are often surprised to learn that Swim Guide is a service created and managed by a small team of people at Swim Drink Fish, a Canadian charity. The project started as a simple attempt to answer the question “Can I swim in Lake Ontario?”. Today, Swim Guide is a global network of people looking …

 
Posted: June 10, 2020 at 4:13 pm

Canada has thousands of kilometers of shoreline, spanning both coasts as well as the many lakes, rivers, and other swimming spots inland. It’s no wonder Canada is home to so many world-class waterfront destinations. In early 2020, Swim Drink Fish, the nonprofit behind the Swim Guide initiative, became the National Operator of the Blue Flag …

 
Posted: May 26, 2020 at 3:50 pm

Clean water is a central initiative of the Surfrider Foundation, whose mission is the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches. An estimated 180 million people visit the beaches in the United States alone every year to enjoy some of the nation’s most outstanding public areas. Surfrider works in innovative ways alongside …

 
, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: March 30, 2020 at 4:25 pm

The Swim Guide was created in order to answer the question, “Is it safe to swim?” For 9 years, we’ve provided up to date recreational water quality data for beaches, lakes, and rivers around the world. The Covid-19 pandemic has added a new intonation to the question of whether or not you can get sick …

 
Posted: December 23, 2019 at 4:53 am

In-time for holiday beach time and New Zealand’s swimming season, we’ve teamed up with Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) to automate the data exchange for New Zealand’s 700 monitored beaches featured on Swim Guide thanks to LAWA’s commitment to open data and public access to water quality information.  Over the course of New Zealand’s summer …

 
, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: November 12, 2018 at 3:29 pm

Swim Guide protecting public health and clean water with launch of first open data standard for recreational water quality thanks to CIRA’s Community Investment Program. TORONTO, November 13, 2018 – Swim Guide, the world’s leading beach information service, is pleased to announce the release of its open data standard for the automated exchange of recreational …

 
Posted: August 10, 2018 at 11:24 am

This summer we have been fortunate to join forces with many incredible environmental organizations around the world, all working towards a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future. Through the Swim Guide affiliate program, these organizations are more easily able to share the work they are doing to protect and restore their local waters. With over 80 affiliates …

 
Posted: June 12, 2018 at 9:10 am

It is with great pleasure we welcome our newest Swim Guide affiliate, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh! Operating out of the Environmental Research and Innovation Center (ERIC), UW OshKosh has been actively involved in Wisconsin’s Great Lakes beach monitoring program since 2003. Having expanded in recent years, the beach monitoring team now includes inland sites as …

 
, Director of Swimmable Water Programs
Posted: May 31, 2018 at 8:55 am

May 31, 2018 – TORONTO – Swim season has arrived in Ontario, and by June, water quality monitoring will be underway at many public beaches. The recreational water quality monitoring alerts the public about water contamination and many Ontarians rely on it to decide whether to swim. Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care recently …

 
Posted: May 25, 2018 at 11:08 am

We are excited to announce the newest Swim Guide affiliate, White River Waterkeeper! Not only are they a new affiliate, but they are also bringing the first swim sites in the state of Arkansas with them. This means we are welcoming and celebrating both a new affiliate and a new state to the Swim Guide …

 
Posted: May 18, 2018 at 2:57 pm

For many, the May long weekend in Canada is the unofficial beginning of summer. It also marks the start of most seasonal recreational water quality monitoring programs across the country. To celebrate, we wanted to show some love for our Canadian affiliates. Our Canadian affiliates represent a vibrant network of grassroots organizations and committed individuals …

 
Posted: April 24, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Swim Drink Fish Canada is looking for someone to help compile a report on recreational and beach water quality databases. The contractor will prepare a report that answers the following questions: Where are recreational water quality monitoring bodies and beach managers in Canada and the USA currently storing recreational water quality data? Are those databases …

 
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